Tagged with Sh’lah

Q&A: Sh’lah and Modern-Day Spies

Question: How did the sages know that “settling the land of Israel is the equivalent of all the commandments of the Torah.” (Sifrei to Parashath R’eh, 80) What does that even mean? Question: How could you claim so rudely that certain gedolim of the past and present “are wrong” in their views concerning religious Zionism … Continue reading

Parsha Notes: Sh’lah

As I mentioned earlier, the list of the spies that opens this parsha (Numbers 13:4-15) is arranged in the form of a song. Each verse has the same cantillational structure, i.e., the first two words marked with a zaqef qatan, and the last three words with a tip’ha and sof pasuq, with the exception of … Continue reading